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Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 30- The Plassey Shipwreck

Day 30: The Plassey Shipwreck

I visited the Plassey Shipwreck on my third and final full day on Inisheer. To get to the wreck I chose to hire a bike from the only bike hire shop on the island, run by a very friendly local.

The cargo vessel Plassey was shipwrecked off Inis Oírr in the 1960s, and has since been thrown above high tide mark at Carraig na Finise on the island by strong Atlantic waves. The ship features in the opening credits of the TV Show Father Ted.

A group of local Islanders, the Inisheer Rocket Crew, rescued the entire crew from the stricken vessel using a breeches buoy. The event was captured in a pictorial display at the National Maritime Museum in Dun Láoghaire.

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